This is one of those weeks where there are a large number of author appearances. To see what’s happening in the first part of the week, see Part 1 of this article. Here’s the rest of the week with Mysterious Galaxy continuing a breakneck pace!
October 21, 7:00 pm, Mysterious Galaxy
P.L Gaus signs his Amish-country mystery, Blood of the Prodigal, on Thursday. In Blood of the Prodigal, an Amish boy is kidnapped by his father, who has been exiled from the community of Old Order Amish of Holmes County, Ohio; and the community’s bishop turns to two outsiders for help.
At the same time as P.L. Gaus, Gary Corby will be visitng from Australia to sign his historical mystery, The Pericles Commission. This is Corby’s debut novel and it received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly: “Those who like their historicals with a touch of humor will welcome Australian author Corby’s promising debut, set in fifth-century B.C.E Greece. Corby displays a real gift for pacing and plotting.” Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite #302, San Diego.
October 22, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, San Marcos Library
This is Teen Read Week at the San Marcos Library and the library has author Nancy Holder appearing to promote her new book, Crusade. Crusade received this review from Booklist, “Expect Wicked, Twilight, and True Blood fans to gulp down this massive tome and grab for the sequel.” Given the teen appetite for the supernatural, this event should be well-attended. This is another event that is being presented in partnership with Mysterious Galaxy. San Marcos Branch LIbrary, 2 Civic Center Drive Suite #302, San Marcos.
October 22, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, Mysterious Galaxy
National bestselling author Alan Jacobson will be at Mysterious Galaxy to sign his latest thriller, Velocity, in which FBI Profiler Karen Vail goes in search of her missing boyfriend, who seems to have vanished in Napa Valley. Publisher’s Weekly gave the book a starred review and said it, “sizzles with nonstop action and startling details.”
October 23, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Mysterious Galaxy
Jeff Mariote is the co-owner of Mysterious Galaxy, as well as an author of sword-and-sorcery fantasy and comics. He’ll be discussing the art of what he does on Saturday and signing his novel, City Under the Sand: A Dark Sun Novel. For those who are fans of the TV series, “Criminal Minds,” Mariote will also discuss his research for his companion book, Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants.
October 23, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Mysterious Galaxy
Actor and author Adrienne Barbeau is currently on the TV series “General Hospital.” She will share the path that led her to writing in her appearance on Saturday. In Love Bites, her new novel, Barbeau’s protagonist, vampyre Ovsanna Moore,has her hands full with a new romantic interest, rebellious undead celebrities, and attacking werewolves. Rated “Good gory sexy fun!” by Maryelizabeth of MG.